Type 1 diabetes Discovery Weekend to be held at Leeds Met
Getting Sorted - the University's award-winningdiabetes enterprise unit - is running the event in collaboration with JDRF, thetype 1 diabetes charity, from Friday 16 to Sunday 18August.
Theweekend, which still has places available to families nation-wide, is intendedto give all who attend the opportunity to take part in group sessions withexperts on-hand to answer questions on activity, nutrition and carb counting,schools, transition, insulin pumps and JDRF's research into the cure for type 1diabetes.
Liz Webster, Director of Getting Sorted, commented:"This is a brilliant opportunity for children and young people with type 1diabetes and their families to meet with others and share their experiences. The weekend will provide families withopportunities to discuss the emotional as well as the practical issues aroundliving with type 1 diabetes.
"There'llbe sessions with inspirational speeches from people living with type 1 and thewhole weekend is designed to educate young people and their families to helpthem self-manage their condition."
The DiscoveryEvent will be held at Leeds Metropolitan University's Headingley Campus. Pricedat £130 per adult (aged 12+) and £80 per child (aged 2-11), the fee includes:
- Two nights' stay in a junior double en suite room with tea, coffee and self-catering facilities in the communal kitchens.
- All meals, snacks and soft drinks (excluding late evening) from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday
- All type 1 workshops, activities and evening entertainment
The accommodation is provided by Well Met Conferencing. To bookyour place visit: http://www.jdrf.org.uk/research/research-events/type-1-discovery-weekend-leeds
Chris Normington, JDRF Development Manager for Leeds, said: "OurDiscovery Weekends are always great events. Children and young people with type1 diabetes who attend often end up making friends with each other. We lookforward to welcoming as many people as possible."
LeedsMetropolitan University's Getting Sorted Enterprise Unit specialises inparticipatory research with children and young people with type 1 diabetes,their families and healthcare professionals. The aim of this is to develop,influence and enhance service redesign and service improvement in the UK.
GettingSorted's vision is to enable young people with a long-term condition achievetheir optimal health through combined research and enterprise. The team workswith young people, their families and professionals to deliver a high quality,young person centred self-management programme.